Adam Geisler Joins Tribal Ready as President, COO

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Adam Geisler has joined Tribal Ready as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Geisler brings 20 years of experience to his new role. Before joining Tribal Ready, Geisler worked at the U.S. Department of Commerce for eight years and formally served as the Division Chief for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, deploying nearly $2 billion in funding to connect 158,000 tribal households.

“It is an honor to join Tribal Ready as its President and COO,” said Geisler. “I’m looking forward to bringing my expertise to help ensure tribal digital inclusion, digital sovereignty, and digital strength are cemented into the foundation of Indian Country and ensure all our clients have access to the necessary resources, including funding, that will help strengthen their communities through the deployment of high-speed internet. I’ve witnessed the impact that internet access has on Native lands, and even more importantly tribal families, and am excited to help enable a truly connected community with Tribal Ready.”

Geisler also served as the Department of Commerce’s broadband tribal subject matter expert for the White House Council for Native American Affairs Economic Development, Energy, and Infrastructure Committee. He is formally the National Tribal Government Liaison for FirstNet, a sister bureau within the Department of Commerce focused on building a Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network.

“We are thrilled to have Adam Geisler join us at Tribal Ready,” said Joe Valandra, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Tribal Ready. “His breadth of knowledge about tribal government and his experience deploying broadband funding throughout tribal lands will greatly enhance our team and client’s goals and mission. Having him lead Tribal Ready in this new role will be a benefit, not only to us, but to Indian Country as well.”

Geisler is also a former tribal leader, serving three terms as elected Tribal Council Secretary for the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians Tribal Council, a federally recognized tribal government. During his time in and out of elected office, Geisler has shaped national, state, and local policy and deployed infrastructure projects surrounding transportation, public health, gaming, economic development, energy, housing, emergency management and communications, and broadband.